April 2, 2014
Performance: Zakir Hussain
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
$25; $5 for UGA students
Internationally-renowned tabla player Zakir Hussain, the 2014 Gordhan L. and Virginia B. “Jinx” Patel Distinguished Visiting Professor in Indian Musical Arts at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will present a special performance at the UGA Performing Arts Center.
Widely regarded as a founding figure in the modern world music movement, Hussain is a two-time Grammy winner and recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship of the National Endowment for the Arts, America’s highest honor for traditional and folk artists.
Born to tabla performer Ustad Allarakha in 1951, Hussain was considered a progidy and by age 12 was already performing on tour. He arrived in the United States in 1970, quickly gaining notoriety as one of the finest tabla players in the world.
Created in 2008, the Gordhan L. and Virginia B. "Jinx" Patel Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Indian Musical Arts was established to enrich the experience and education offered to the Hodgson School of Music and the broader community by giving public performances, presenting lectures, teaching courses and master-classes, conducting workshops and seminars and in engaging in other outreach activities.
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